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Meaning of SUCKLE

Pronunciation:  sukl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  give suck to; "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"
  2. [v]  suck milk from the mother's breasts; of infants and baby mammals

SUCKLE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: breastfeed, give suck, lactate, nurse, suck, wet-nurse
 Antonyms: bottlefeed
 See Also: drink, eat, feed, give, imbibe



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Suc"kle\, n.
    A teat. [Obs.] --Sir T. Herbert.
  2. \Suc"kle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suckled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Suckling}.] [Freq. of suck.]
    To give suck to; to nurse at the breast. --Addison.
          The breasts of Hecuba When she did suckle Hector,
          looked not lovelier.                     --Shak.
          They are not weak, suckled by Wisdom.    --Landor.
  3. \Suc"kle\, v. i.
    To nurse; to suck. [R.]